With an overall population of 120,758 and a student population of 22,330, approximately 18,254 of Cedar Rapids students attend one of Cedar Rapids's schools that offer drafting programs.
Cedar Rapids's largest drafting school is Kirkwood Community College. In 2010, Kirkwood Community College graduated approximately 8 students from its drafting program.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a drafting degree in Cedar Rapids. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,330 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,410 for drafting related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Cedar Rapids after graduating from drafting school, you should know that job prospects for drafters in Cedar Rapids, which is the most popular drafting profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 880 drafters in Iowa, 60 were working in the greater Cedar Rapids area. Cedar Rapids's drafter workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for drafters.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a drafter in Cedar Rapids is $45,170 per year, which is higher than the average for drafters state-wide.